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Grimm Review: Staying in Town

That wasn't my last comment. This is. There's a great interview w/GRIMM creators David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf about what they have planned for the season. No spoilers. Just interesting thoughts, and answers to some questions about Nick's mom. It's at the Futon Critic website. Here's the link: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/... And, if you're hesitant about clicking on links, I'll just tell you. This season they have two main themes - 1) make it epic - bigger & broader, and 2) make everyone suffer. Yes, indeed, Mr. Greenwalt! I can certainly see the influence of BUFFY's & ANGEL's second seasons in these themes. One more question: Can we start using the term "Scooby Gang" for GRIMM now? Monroe won't like being compared to Scooby. But, that's what you get when you're a blutbad.

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Mark Pellegrino to Guest Star on Grimm

@Dan - And we all know SUPERNATURAL began its run by copying THE X-FILES, BUFFY: THE VAMPIRE SLAYER & ANGEL, which was co-created by David Greenwalt, who created GRIMM. So, we're back to square one. FYI, there are many viewers of GRIMM who have never seen SUPERNATURAL or previous genre shows. If you want to claim plot originality for any genre show on tv, you're out of luck. They all harken back to Greek mythology along with the epic poems of Homer, THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY.

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Grimm Review: Staying in Town

This will be my last comment, promise! I'm going to miss Jessica Tuck as Ms. Schade. She was hilarious as Nan Flanagan (vampire) on TRUE BLOOD, and I like her blend of sexy elegance, intelligence and ruthlessness. She would have been an interesting ally for Renard to have in his corner IMO, even more than Adalind. Too bad we'll never know.

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Grimm Review: Staying in Town

While we're on the subject of Ms. Schade, I looked up the meaning of her name because on GRIMM, everything has a double meaning, even if it serves to reinforce the obvious. In German, "Schade" is defined as a pity, a shame, or a sin. As a verb, it's usage is to do someone sorrow, harm, or damage; and also to cause offense or injury, or wreak havoc. It's interesting that Capt. Renard embodies all of those by being half-Hexenbiest and half-royal/human. BTW, there's a great interview w/Sasha Roiz (Renard) on the Entertainment Weekly website where he confirms his character's wesen origins. Check it out!

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Grimm Review: Staying in Town

@Fantasma - Agree with you about Juliet. I want the FireEater/Dragon Lady (Danielle Panabacker) back. She seemed dangerous and unstable. I think it would add an interesting element if dragons were not allied with any side and could be an ally of Nick's.

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Grimm Review: Staying in Town

Have to hand it to Mama Grimm. She is a FORCE to be reckoned with! She killed both a mauvais dentes and MamaHexenbeist in 24 hours and was as cool as a cucumber. I do believe she cares about her son, and that she left to protect her family. Her conversation with Mrs. Shays indicated as much. But, there is more to the story than she is letting on. Perhaps she went undercover for a larger Grimm/Templar Knights organization for a reason yet TBA. I loved her reaction to Rosalee's hug. As for Capt. Renard, I don't care if he's pure or a demon, tanned or glowing red. Can we just have more scenes of him tearing his shirt off, please? Preferably while speaking French. Merci beaucoup!

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If this series returns, there is no doubt that Elaine will run. She has to because Collier is indeed a jackass. He would have allowed a submarine filled with Chinese soldiers to perish without lifting one finger to help them. All the diplomatic maneuvers available at their fingertips, and his small mind could only see this option. Of course, if President Garcetti were found alive but unconscious, that would certainly gum up the entire storyline, wouldn't it?

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@Ruth - There are no guarantees for tv series. Everything is an audition. Do you know how much money has to be committed for the standard 22-23 episode run? A network won't commit to more episodes if the ratings do not meet their criteria. It's all business, baby. Profit & loss, investment vs. return. They are not idiots. TV is a business; not a charity.

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LOL - like DeAnn, this is the 4th episode where I am left wondering, "Is everyone styling their own hair on this show?" I thought WAREHOUSE 13 was successful, and didn't need budget cutbacks. Myka, honey, you might as well put your mane in a bun like on Season 1 because it just isn't working, whatever you have. Enjoyed the episode. By the end, though, I'm left wondering - this evil that Brother Adrian keeps talking about might, in fact, be him. He's the unknowing conduit by which evil is being unleashed throughout the world. In threatening Artie w/widespread artifact mayhem, he's the malignancy that is the byproduct of the Magellan-thingy. Just a thought...

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White Collar Review: A Price Too High

It isn't a long con if Neal hoped for the best outcome possible. We can all hope. There were too many variables that could go the other way for Neal to be sure of Peter's actions. The U.S. Marshals could have pressed charges against Neal. Peter could have handed over the flash drive without copying it first. And, it all could have ended w/Peter never catching on to Neal's involvement & Abigail getting away. So...no, no long con IMO.